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Old 03-28-2017, 06:24 AM
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Two more galleries of day 1:


** ppe gallery ** rex gallery **


Today's gettyimages gallery without watermarks:


** zimbio: King Philippe And Queen Mathilde Visit Denmark - Day 1 **


Another video of the arrival:


** kongehuset.dk: Modtagelse i lufthavnen **


And the official gallery that will be updated during the day:


** kongehuset.dk: Statsbesøg fra Belgien - dag 1 **



And a pictured article:


** dailymail: Blue and green SHOULD be seen! Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Mary are pretty in pastels..**
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:31 AM
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The royals were escorted to Amalienborg in two carriages, escorted by the Guards Hussars.
King Phillipe and QMII in the first carriage and Queen Mathilde with M&F in the second carriage.
They rode from Kastellet (part of Copenhagen Fortress) to Amalienborg. Depending on the route that's 1-1½ Km.

Here they were more formally greeted and shown their rooms at Christian VII's Mansion. That took place at 11.00.

As this is written the Belgian RC are expected at Christiansborg, where they will meet the PM, Lars Løkke and the Chairman of the Parliament, Pia Kjærsgaard.

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Added: Thanks, Iceflower.

In the video you kindly posted you can hear a tune when the Belgain RC go down the stairs and later again when inspecting the honor guard. It's the Colour March, which is also a salute. So you'll hear it a few times tonight when the royals and guests arrive at the gala dinner.

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Added: BT has elaborated on the previous article about PH: http://www.bt.dk/royale/laest-klar-k...t-dronningen-i

Seemingly not being able to get a clear answer from the court they have asked a royal expert, Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen, for a comment.
He says that either there has been a mistake in the communication. I.e. that QMII had the impression that PH would take part. Or PH changed his mind.
PH is basically sticking to his decision about only being a Prince, and no longer the Prince Consort. Which means he attends family events and events more personally relevant for him, like protections and so on.
The expert think that if the latter is the case it might have embarrassed QMII a bit.
Oh well, even when he's not there PH manage to get some press...
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:15 AM
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The royals were escorted to Amalienborg in two carriages, escorted by the Guards Hussars.
King Phillipe and QMII in the first carriage and Queen Mathilde with M&F in the second carriage.
They rode from Kastellet (part of Copenhagen Fortress) to Amalienborg. Depending on the route that's 1-1½ Km.

Here they were more formally greeted and shown their rooms at Christian VII's Mansion. That took place at 11.00.

As this is written the Belgian RC are expected at Christiansborg, where they will meet the PM, Lars Løkke and the Chairman of the Parliament, Pia Kjærsgaard.

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Added: Thanks, Iceflower.

In the video you kindly posted you can hear a tune when the Belgain RC go down the stairs and later again when inspecting the honor guard. It's the Colour March, which is also a salute. So you'll hear it a few times tonight when the royals and guests arrive at the gala dinner.

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Added: BT has elaborated on the previous article about PH: Efter Prins Henriks kovending: 'Det må have bragt Dronningen i forlegenhed' | BT Royale - www.bt.dk

Seemingly not being able to get a clear answer from the court they have asked a royal expert, Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen, for a comment.
He says that either there has been a mistake in the communication. I.e. that QMII had the impression that PH would take part. Or PH changed his mind.
PH is basically sticking to his decision about only being a Prince, and no longer the Prince Consort. Which means he attends family events and events more personally relevant for him, like protections and so on.
The expert think that if the latter is the case it might have embarrassed QMII a bit.
Oh well, even when he's not there PH manage to get some press...
I think it would be Ok if Prince Henrik were consistent and did not take part in any state visit. However, he was present at the state dinner for the president of Iceland and now chose not to attend the Belgian state dinner, which is odd.
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:32 AM
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I think it would be Ok if Prince Henrik were consistent and did not take part in any state visit. However, he was present at the state dinner for the president of Iceland and now chose not to attend the Belgian state dinner, which is odd.
Yes, and I also hope that this was the last time that Queen Margrethe first says that he is taking part and a week or two later it's announced that he isn't.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:25 AM
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Video from DR where you can see a bit of the carriage procession:
Belgisk statsbesøg: Lær vores kongelige gæster at kende | Nyheder | DR

If I had not been so busy with work and family, I would have traveled to Denmark and worked from our office there. Why? Because I would have had access to TV2 News.

Henrik:
Q: Is QMII offended/embarrassed by it? Answer: No, I don't think so. She knows whom she is married to, and she's used to it.
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:34 AM
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And here is a nice BB video of the royals arriving at Amalienborg - in chronological order: SE VIDEO: Galant kronprins Frederik på hyggelig karettur med Mathilde og Mary | BILLED-BLADET

Our reporter, the Ulrik Ulriksen, tells us that Frederik was in a very merry mood in the carriage with his two ladies.

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And the first report from Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...y-Denmark.html
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:39 AM
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What a warm welcome from Queen Margarethe.
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:45 AM
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Great pics and videos. The ladies all look lovely in their spring colors. At the airport, it worked out nicely that in Henrik's absence, Frederik escorted Mathilde, and Joachim escorted Mary and Marie. Why didn't someone give QMII a helping hand when she was getting out of the carriage? She seemed to be a little stiff. It looks like a foggy and chilly day in Copenhagen. Looking forward to more information as the day goes on.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:20 AM
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I for one don't miss Prince Henrik. Everything looked very natural the way they have managed his absence, QM with KP, QMat with Frederik and Joachim scorting Mary and Marie, and then both sovereigns in a carriage and the Queen with the CP couple in another one.

The carriage ride was lovely to see, by the way. Hope they'll mantain it for future visits. I would have love a little more of public, but I know it's a working day a also looks like a chilly one in Copenhaguen.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:38 AM
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A 28 minute video from BB of the arrival at the airport: SE VIDEO: Kærligt, kongeligt gensyn i Københavns Lufthavn | BILLED-BLADET

I'll return later to comment on this video, so please don't merge it with my previous post as editing is ongoing.

(Editing is now complete).
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Lets get to work.

Trine Larsen, who is seen with the microphone, tells us that the Belgian Foreign Minister is not in the delegation, he has become ill.

At around 06:30 QMII arrives, accompanied by the chief of her staff of adjutants. He is also a chamberlain, which you can tell from the key on the light blue piece of cloth near his right rear pocket.
As always she will inspect (and formally take charge) of the honor guard. Notice how she always nod the colour that is being lowered as a salute, while the Colour March is heard.
There are 110 guardsmen present turned out in the finest, red gala one, so it's actually quite a walk.
After having inspected the detachment, QMII turns to their commanding officer, carry on, after which he again takes command of the detachment, albeit under the overall command of QMII via her adjutant while she's present.

The terminal is the same used for most if not all foreign state visits. For practical reasons as you can imagine. In order not to disrupt the ongoings of a busy airport.
But just as much for security and because there are facilities to accommodate the royals and their guests while waiting.
And just as importantly, having 110 man standing around for almost an hour, is less disruptive if it happens at one of the more remote gates. Not to mention that roaring jet-engines have a tendency to spoil the music...
Yeah, yaeh, I know, this is pretty obvious to old hands, but perhaps newbies are reading over our shoulders.
Actually the terminal is the very first terminal at Copenhagen Airport. Build in 1939. It was initially located some 3-4 Km away, at where the main terminals are located today. And in a one-night-move in 1999 the whole terminal was moved to its present location, before being restored to how it looked originally.

As you can tell we in DK opt for the simple solution. The red carpet is rolled out from where the plane stands, not other way around... Makes life easier on cold, windy and rainy days. It also makes it easier when the stairs are being driven to the wrong door... - By some minor mistake the stairs were driven to the emergency exist and while the Belgian RC would like to get on the ground to meet the DRF, they may not be in that of a hurry...

When Belgium One is safe on the ground and the carpet rolled to the right exit, the Belgian ambassador boards the plane. Partly to greet his head of state, but also because until this moment the Belgian ambassador was the direct representative of the Belgian head of state in Denmark, outranking even government ministers in the eyes of the royal protocol. Presumably he also tells the Belgian RC that the natives are hostiles and its safe to venture out - you never know...
The ambassador is escorted by the Master of Ceremonies, Kim Christensen. Partly as a cutesy towards the ambassador but also to inform the guest of whatever strange welcoming rituals the natives have in store for them...
In the meantime the DRF line up in order of rank. Notice the greetings they are especially heartfelt, as the shake hands an kiss first - then bow or curtsy.

After listening to the Belgian anthem, it's time for the Belgian King to inspect the honor guard. Which is the polite thing to do, they are after all standing there in his honor. - And previously it was also a statement: "See how fine my soldiers are, it would be a good idea for Belgium and Denmark to remain on friendly terms, right?!?"
I see King Phillipe's adjutant is from the air force. Notice how the two Monarchs nod to the colour.

The Music Corps of the Royal Lifeguard Regiment, are professional civilian musicians employed by the Ministry of Defense, but the drummers and fifers are conscripts.
The Royal Lifeguard is a heavy infantry regiment of the line (today a mechanized regiment) and as such drummers were the signalmen, with the fifers being back-ups. In a light infantry regiment, the signalmen would be hornists (not buglars like in say the US military). The Guards Hussars use trompeters as signalmen.
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:04 PM
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Thanks, Polyesco

Yes, I'm sure they use any opportunity to catch up. A phone call or Skype isn't the same as a face-to-face chat.

Frederik sure is fond of scarves these days.
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A 28 minute video from BB of the arrival at the airport: SE VIDEO: Kærligt, kongeligt gensyn i Københavns Lufthavn | BILLED-BLADET
Interesting that Joachim, Mary and Marie all bow to the Belgian King and Queen but Frederik doesn't
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:15 PM
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In less than an hour from now DR1 will send live from Christiansborg and the guests and royal arriving for the gala dinner. See it here: https://www.dr.dk/tv/live/dr1

I hope you can watch this outside DK.

If not try check BB's website. they may go live as well or at least have a long summary later this evening.

The dinner is to start at 20.00, so don't worry if you are a bit late. And there are the speeches as well.

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Interesting that Joachim, Mary and Marie all bow to the Belgian King and Queen but Frederik doesn't
Weeell, Frederik and formalities are not invariably mentioned in the same sentence.

A BB video report from the tour of the harbor: SE VIDEO: Kronprinsesse Mary og kronprins Frederik tog Mathilde og Albert med på sejltur i solskin | BILLED-BLADET

It took about half an hour, departing from Toldboden and couple of hundred meters from Amalienborg and returning there.
I have a feeling this trip was just as much for the Belgian RC and M&F to have a chat on their own than to enjoy the scenery.

The building Mary points out as some point I the Black Diamond. The library where the return dinner will take place tomorrow.
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A BB video report from the tour of the harbor

It took about half an hour, departing from Toldboden and couple of hundred meters from Amalienborg and returning there.
I have a feeling this trip was just as much for the Belgian RC and M&F to have a chat on their own than to enjoy the scenery.
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Interesting that Joachim, Mary and Marie all bow to the Belgian King and Queen but Frederik doesn't
Frederik is very laid-back, and I don't think he finds it natural to bow to anyone (whether it's monarchs or presidents).

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Thanks, Polyesco

Yes, I'm sure they use any opportunity to catch up. A phone call or Skype isn't the same as a face-to-face chat.

Frederik sure is fond of scarves these days.
It's to keep warm, you don't want him catching a cold

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Interesting that Joachim, Mary and Marie all bow to the Belgian King and Queen but Frederik doesn't
I think its the close friendship between Frederik and Philippe. He also did not bow at the airport for King Wiliem-Alexander during that state visit. But he did do a bow to the Mexican President last year for example


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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8BQzBSVQAAEUgx.jpg
on the boat tour
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8BQzBPVAAAUzRu.jpg

and King Philippe taking a photo of the palace
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSMCgZ9gPD-/
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The live coverage of the arriving guests starts in five minutes: https://www.dr.dk/tv/live/dr1

I will from time to time add a comment to this post based on what is shown in the link.

There will be a second coverage later.

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The comments consistently mention the positive influence of Queen Mathilde on her husband and also King Phillipe's growing popularity in Belgium.

The former Master of Ceremonies, Christian Eugen Olsen, says to PH's absence that Prince Henrik has retired and opted for a trip abroad.

The royals will start to arrive around 19.40.

The Belgian RC will be the last to arrive - so that QMII can officially welcome them.

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A number of the guests are people who either have some affiliation to Belgium, like footballers, or is well-known in Belgium, like actors from the political Tv-series Borgen, which is apparently very popular in Belgium.

It's a common international that the host-nation house and feed and pay the bill for some fifteen members of the visiting dignitaries. No matter what country it is.
Of course a number of countries have a larger official delegation, but then they have to pay for the surplus, so to speak, themselves.
The point is of course not to annoy (and ruin) the host country by having a retinue of several thousand.

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If you wonder why Joachim kept his headgear on, it's because even though you are required to remove your headgear when going inside (there are some exceptions though) there is an honor guard present, and you are supposed to wear your headgear when walking past the honor guard, also inside. Once past the honor guard you remove your headgear.
You can also remove your headgear when going inside, putting it back on when passing the honor guard and then remove it again.

- But you know, the navy... They are basically uncouth oarsmen.

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As the guests of honor the Belgian RC are the last to arrive, but when the dinner is over, they will be the first to leave.
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I think a bow or curtsey is always appropriate. You salute the rank, not the individual.
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live link for the gala from Billedbladet (works for me here in the US)
https://www.facebook.com/billedblade...4828433667928/

the guest list for the dinner
Gæsteliste ved Gallataffel på Christiansborg Slot | Kongehuset
Frederik is listed right after the Queen and before the Belgium Royal couple, Mary right after the Belgium royal couple
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